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barb

n. a barbiturate; a barbiturate capsule. (Drugs.) Joey is so hooked on barbs!
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A netizen told del Rosario on Twitter, 'Ang ganda mo as Barbs.
the origins of the war, or to the barb wire trenches of the First World
We were most surprised to find that the barbs on quills serve a dual function.
Quill PDO[R] is an absorbable polydioxanone monofilament with bidirectional barbs that pull through tissue in one direction and catch in the opposite direction.
Recently, the field of plastic surgery was introduced to a new concept of barbed suture, which uses novel unidirectional (V-Loc, Covidien, Mansfield, MA) or bidirectional (Quill, Angiotech, Vancouver, BC) barbs to secure tension-free tissue approximation.
But barbs will damage horses, snag the wool of sheep, tear up the udders and ears of goats, and rip your arm open if you're not careful.
Bidirectional barbed suture, in which barbs are cut into the suture so that they are facing in a direction opposite to that of the needle, are designed to resist migration.
FitQuik connectors feature precise hose barbs and thread forms to ensure a secure, reliable fit.
In the bidirectional suture, barbs are cut into suture in a direction opposite to the needle; the barbs change direction at the midpoint of the suture, and needles are swaged onto both ends (FIGURE 1A).
SUMMARY: The present ultrastructural study on developing and regenerating feathers of chick and zebrafinch describes the ultrastructural changes that occur during the differentiation of barb cells that leads to the formation of the ramus of barbs.
The 13-year-old, who hasn't been named, suffered horrific internal injuries when the barbs punctured his stomach.
These latex-free injection sites with barbs are available in non-slit (Part # 11456) or pre-slit versions (Part # 11194) and measure 1-1/2 inches in length.
After the shot, the point's barbs open to an incredible 2 3/4-inch diameter (roughly the size of a snuff can) for unmatched holding power.
Over three hundred of Samuel Johnson's nastier barbs and their meanings are gathered from his various writings under one cover to appeal to modern readers seeking new ways of insulting.
Threaded check valves replace one of the barbs with a 1/8-27 NPT fitting on the entrance side for use with threaded ports.